Singapore Management University

An education gam changer, SMU mpdels a unique approach to university education in Singapore. lts new way of teaching laid the foundation for SMU's innovative education and research programmes. SMU today remains a forerunner in trtiary education sector. 

Top reasons to study here

  • To be a premier university, internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching.
  • To create and disseminate knowledge.
  • SMU aspires to generate leading-edge research with global impact as well as to produce broad-based, creative and entrepreneurial leaders.

Short Courses

Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (1)



SMU's journey began in 1997, when the Singapore government first mooted the idea of a third university for the country. The government wanted SMU to be an experiment in diversity. The experiment began with the choice of the Chairman of the new institution, Mr Ho Kwon Ping, a renowned and successful business entrepreneur. 


The Singapore Management University places a high priority on developing and maintaining a consistent corporate image to reinforce its status and position, both in the local and wider communities.

To effectively protect the university's brand, we have developed guidelines to ensure consistent implementation of SMU's visual identity.


From Singapore, the strategic hub of Asia, SMU applies its knowledge and global perspective in an Asian context to bridge concepts and provide critical insights. SMU research aims to create significant impact by addressing these five societal challenges.


Career Services For Student:

  • Internship
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Preparation Training and Workshop

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
500 -59
441 -10
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

International students play an important role in contributing to the multi-cultural character of SMU. This diverse university population contributes significantly to cross-cultural understanding and allows for a deeper awareness of world issues.

Our Diversity, Inclusion & Integration (DII) team annually plans a series of social and recreational programmes to engage our international students. These activities provide opportunities for integration with the university community and are aimed at enhancing your student experience.

Housing services

  • SMU Prinsep Street Residences (PSR) is an innovative communal living concept for young studying adults - our answer to the millennial’s desire for open spaces of living and interaction.
  • We are pleased to inform that SMU has renewed our lease of 09 apartments (32 beds) on part of Level 12 of the 12-storey tall building, known as yo:HA @ Pearl's Hill. 
  • We are pleased to inform that SMU has leased 44 beds at Dwell located within 5 to10 mins walking distance from SMU campus. These units are located on Level 8 of the hostel block and comprise of a variety of room type and configuration ranging from double to triple sharing.

Library services

Designed as learning and research spaces for the SMU community, SMU Libraries, through its two locations, Li Ka Shing and Kwa Geok Choo Libraries, offers a range of spaces and support the SMU community. 

Student Life

Campus life

The SMU campus is the first of its kind – designed, integrated and constructed in the heart of a fully developed cityscape.

Purpose-built over 4.5 hectares of prime Singapore land, the SMU campus is surrounded by museums, theatres, educational institutions, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and a range of retail outlets.

The planning and development involved a broad spectrum of professional, community, civic and public groups. The goal was to create a unique city campus equipped to accommodate the new millennium, yet remain connected to the historical origins of this important district.

Sports facilities

The Sports Hall is located on Level 3 of the SMU Administration Building. The flexible facility caters to a number of sports activities including archery, badminton, basketball, floorball, handball, martial arts, tchoukball, volleyball and other indoor sports. The Sports Hall also features an 11-metre high rock wall for rock-climbing enthusiasts. 

Student clubs

  • ASOC

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